Category - Thru The Lens

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Thru The Lens: Episode 4 – Day in the Life of Nick Young
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Paul George hosts 4th Annual Camp in Los Angeles
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Drew League Week 06 – Sunday
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Cassy Athena interviewed by FSP Radio
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Thru The Lens: Episode 03 – NBA Lockout “The Lost Episode”
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Josh Childress attends “We Run Compton” event
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Nick Young hosts “Back to School giveaway”
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Vegas trip for Thru The Lens
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James Ennis NBA Draft Day
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Nick Young celebrates birthday at Toxic

Thru The Lens: Episode 4 – Day in the Life of Nick Young

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TThis was the first episode I ever filmed for my web series, Thru the Lens. Nick Young had just returned home from his season in Philadelphia and was getting ready for the summer of free agency. He went on to be signed by the LA Lakers and has become one of the most lovable players in LA. In this episode, we follow not just Nick, but his assistant Adrian (aka Big Meat). This duo had me laughing non stop throughout the entire day. This webseries is made to give a more intimate look into the lives of some of your favorite athletes and entertainers. Instead of looking at the life of someone, I invite you to spend a day alongside them. This episode has everything from a sneak peak of Nick’s shoe collection, what he eats for breakfast, taking a trip to visit his parents, walking through USC and a hilarious bet at the end to figure out if the In N Out in Hollywood is closer to LaBrea or Highland. Check out the episode below and let me know your thoughts! More episodes coming soon!

 

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Paul George hosts 4th Annual Camp in Los Angeles

CCalifornia native, Paul George, hosted his 4th annual camp here in Los Angeles. Each year the camp has grown in size, as well as moving to Herittage Christian school. The camp started off at 9AM with the kids lined up doing warm ups, running drills and learning various basketball skills. When Paul arrived the kids were beyond excited to see him. Paul was more than happy to interact with all of the kids, giving out high-fives and words of encouragement. After lunch, the kids worked on their scrimmaging skills, getting to play one another in mini-games around the court. Paul brought out Oklahoma City Thunder rising star Reggie Jackson as a guest speaker for the camp. Before the camp came to an end, there was a big scrimmage game that included Paul and Reggie playing against some of the kids who had played well throughout the day. Many of the kids were really showing off their basketball skills, making it an exciting matchup of tricky jump shots and crossover. Paul also did two big dunks in the game that got the crowd going wild! To finish the day off, every camper got a chance to take a photo and get an autograph from Paul, which made the day even more special for everyone who came out.

This year Paul also introduced his first camp in Indiana which we were told included roughly 500 local kids who were more than excited to be around the Pacers star. Check out the photo gallery below and stay tuned for an exciting video recap of the camp!

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Drew League Week 06 – Sunday

Sunday at the Drew was a busy day. A few San Diego State guys made their way up to play, including Aqueel Quinn (Kings of LA)  and Winston Shepard (La Familia). There were a few NBA guys in the building to support the games, including Victor Oladipo (Orlando Magic), DeMar DeRozan (Toronto Raptors),  Ed Davis (Memphis Grizzlies), Casper Ware (Philadelphia Sixers) and Malcolm Thomas (Utah Jazz).

La Familia debuted a new jersey – black jerseys with Red and Gold (they looked great!). A lot of players have been breaking out and making a name for themselves at these games. Come down next week to check out the action and be sure to check out the gallery of pictures below!

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Cassy Athena interviewed by FSP Radio

Earlier today I had the pleasure of being on my first radio interview with FSP Crew Show in New York. We spoke about everything from how I got started, my involvement with the Drew League, what i’ve been working on now and other trending topics around the sports world. Check out the full interview below and let me know your thoughts!

 

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Thru The Lens: Episode 03 – NBA Lockout “The Lost Episode”

As the summer approaches and the NBA season comes to an end, the summer pro-am league basketball circuit begins to take off. The Drew League will begin this weekend, May 17. My first year at the Drew League was in 2011 during the NBA lockout. I was the photographer but I also captured never-before-seen video as well. I put together a video showing my perspective of the NBA lockout, including the two biggest games that year – The Drew League vs The Goodman League: “Capitol Punishment” and “The Big Payback”. Every Monday I will be releasing a new episode of Thru The Lens, exclusively on my website!

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Josh Childress attends “We Run Compton” event

Nike hosts a run in Compton to encourage the importance of fitness. NBA player Josh Childress came to support and talk to the kids about his experience growing up in Compton and how fitness has impacted his life. I was filming him for my Thru The Lens web series, coming soon.

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